Auto Supplier Invests in Equipment, Rebuilds Furnace Line
AFC-Holcroft received an order from a global automotive supplier for a rebuild/retrofit of an existing pusher furnace line along with contract additions for companion ancillary equipment. The first phase of the project involves restoration of an existing three-row pusher furnace line that includes a pusher furnace with quench, post-washer, temper furnace, transfers/conveyors, electrical control panels and flow-meter panels. The existing equipment will receive a number of modifications and upgrades to meet current industrial, safety and supplier standards.
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The new companion ancillary equipment will consist of a three-row magazine loader, pre-washer, preheat furnace, oil storage tank, closed-loop cooling system, 13,500-cfh E-Z series endothermic gas generator, transfers/conveyors and powered exhaust system. A new holding chamber with press quench will integrate into the rebuilt/retrofitted equipment to allow for either direct part quenching (into the pusher-furnace quench tank) or press quenching (into the press quench).
The equipment for rebuild/retrofit is already in storage at AFC-Holcroft’s build partner, MATTSA, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. MATTSA will rebuild/retrofit the existing pusher furnace line and provide the new companion ancillary equipment. Completion of the first phase is expected in 2015.